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at it differently. and, you know, in a weird defense of mitt romney, in a weird defense of mitt romney, he was answering a deficit question there. he wasn't thinking about fema at all. >> right. in fact, he tried to dodge it a little bit. >> i think that's a really crucial because to me when i think about fema and disasters i'm absolutely confronted by these two americas, the katrina/fema reaction and the sandy/fema reaction and the reality is to argue there hasn't been a significant political response to the significance of fema by different governments and it's not split down party lines. it's simply not true. there was a really great article in "mother jones" that took you through -- >> the development of fema competence. >> right. and who had headed fema and the way that presidents had appointed those fema heads were directly related to how they perceived their significance. so, for example, george bush actually allocated michael brown who was the former -- i just had to read this out, because i was just blown away. michael brown who was the former commissioner of judges and stewards f
-half defense, one-half not. whatever. it becomes like part of the ecosystem in a strange way. the president was saying of course it's not going to happen. no one thought it would happen. you know, we would force ourselves to come wac to the table. it's strange to think it's what our elected officials have to do. >> this is what i want. if you want to summarize the budget control act, basically republicans want a scale of spending cuts. half of it's defense. there's no cuts really to health care. a little to medicare. that's it. the content of the cut preserve democratic priorities. the scale is where hens want, by and large. >> there are no tax increases. that was the thing that was the do or die thing to republicans and always will be forever and ever and ever. >> right. those are things republicans want. they conceded on the content of the the cuts. >> they did start saying the day after -- >> that we should not make the cuts. >> sure. i just want to say, my point is, i think we are optimistic. they have an incentive to compromise. if democrat say look, we are stuff with this framework. t
buffeted by a series of things that happened to put him on defensive. richard mourdock, who romney has endorsed, became the latest gop candidate to make con throw versal comments about rape. john sununu suggested that former secretary of state colin powell had crossed party lines to endorse president obama because of the president's race. i think what we're seeing in the race is essentially the race regressing to the mean. it's basically the race going to what its stable equilibrium is. if you go back and you look at the nate silver model, the role that nate silver's model plays in the psychology of liberals is a topic we could do a whole show on. people are wearing out their mouse button by clicking refresh. basically the race is where it was in june. i mean, so everything that was, you know, before everyone started campaigning, right, mitt romney gets the nomination, you basically have the race and then you have brrrrrr the race and now we're back to where we are essentially. what's been fascinating is this meta battle over momentum. i am fascinated by the amount of energy and labor
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